This CD compiles the original Nothing New release from Toronto duo Georgia issued in 2000 and adds 4 tracks (2 previously unreleased).
From the lesser-known Sesame Street cover, "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" (originally performed by Ernie) to the ethereal "Highway Soul (Miracle Mix)" the album brings in outside talents of Wendal's Jef McLarnon and Oval-Teen's Brad Davis to reach levels far beyond their scrappy debut cassette released three years prior.
All tracks written and recorded between 1996-2000 by Georgia except where noted. Additional mixing assistance by Brad Davis on Tracks 1-15. Tracks 16, 18, and 19 Mixed by Five Seventeen in 2000. Track 17 was mixed in April 2005 by Five Seventeen and is previously unreleased. 03 additional production and intrumentation by Brad Davis of Oval-Teen. Lead guitar on 08 by Jef McLarnen.
01 & 15 contain an answering machine sample intended for St. Joseph's Health Centre. 04 contains a sample from Section 25's "Friendly Fires." 05 contains a sample from The Foundations' "Am I Groovin' You?" 07 contains a sample from Carla Thomas' "When Tomorrow Comes." 10 contains a lyric from Kymbliss' "An April Secret."
19 appeared first on "Hey It's My Birthday" CS on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records. An early version of 05 appears on 5MP's Sissy Factor CS (MMM017).
January 8, 2006 Subject:
Interesting blend of a slow-moving folk & indie experimental. I like the feel of these songs. With a lot of this minimally-produced stuff, the emotion figures bigger than the 'technique' or the 'quality' of the recording process. If you can live with that, you'll enjoy.
August 17, 2005 Subject:
hypnotic power of Northern Lights
the Northern Lights track is amazingly hypnotic. This song (as well as the others) can grow on you.
The songs are slow, minimalist, psychodelic, sometimes a little monotonous and atonal. A little like No lo tengo, cocteau twins or Dream Pop. Some of the pieces are insubstantial, but the overall package is quite nice.
another strange thing. Some of the times for the tracks are completely off. My winamp shows Northern States as 53 minutes long, (which is really 9 minutes).